Beyond OpenSource: InnerSource. Build an open and sharing culture

Over the last several months, I’ve had interesting discussions with the DXC IT team on how they used Agile and DevOps to speed-up the IT transformation required for the separation of the Hewlett Packard Company into HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and later between HPE and the entity that became part of DXC. …

Microservices & transactions, let’s drink a coffee.

Last week I was asked by a client to talk about microservices, discuss their characteristics and highlight what the implications were on the organization, the way existing applications could be transformed with microservices, where that transformation made sense and several other topics in the area. Over the coming weeks, I’ll take some time to describe …

App transformation and DevOps working in perfect harmony

This week I have the opportunity to participate in a client workshop on DevOps and public cloud. How do we get traditional applications and agile/DevOps approaches working together. As older operating systems are getting out of support, as workloads are migrated to cloud, transforming applications and modernizing them so they use up-to date middleware, database …

DevOps and Cloud, two trends for the digital enterprise

IT technology plays an increasing role in business. Despite the resistance of some, IT will play an ever increasing role in enterprises. Rather than being slow to embrace trends, enterprises should think at how to take advantage of the digital world to transform their customer experience and facilitate the way they do business or create …

Building an integrated Agile/DevOps Maturity Model showing how to progress

Having focused on the DevOps subject for some time now, I’ve been looking at how to characterize the maturity of enterprises in the DevOps space. And I found some quite interesting elements. Typical DevOps maturity models focus on the automation and technology, while separate agile models focus on culture and processes. Interesting. Sure you can …

Why IT should become an Internal Service Broker? Part 2

In the previous blog entry we started discussing why IT should become an internal service broker and I shared the first three steps of the process to get there. We started by defining the services that are expected from the business, then looking at which services should be delivered by other entities, to finally discussing …